Congratulations on your engagement! The parish is excited for you and looks forward to helping you prepare for your wedding day and, most importantly, for a long and happy life together.
Preparing for your marriage is a six-month process, so please keep that in mind when you contact one of the friars to set a date and begin the preparation. Your first meeting with one of the friars begins the six-month preparation. Please keep in mind that we are unable to set a date for the wedding until after the couple has met with a friar.
Because marriage in the Catholic Church is a sacrament, it is a community as well as a personal celebration. Catholics should be married in their parish church or receive their pastor’s permission to be married elsewhere.
If you are not formally a member of any parish, we’ll look forward to helping you commit to sharing in the life of Immaculate Conception Parish during your marriage preparation.
To get started with the marriage preparation process, please call the Immaculate Conception Parish office at 919-682-3449 and ask for the friar on duty or, if there's a particular friar you'd like to work with, request him to schedule your first appointment. There, you will fill out the initial paperwork required by the Catholic Church for a marriage and learn of additional requirements.